Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Avoid 4shared!!

Apologies but many of my links to files have been erased by 4shared as I didn't log in to my account within 30 days. I missed it by one day! I asked for some reprieve but didn't get a reply.
I won't be using them as a host in future. Please bear with me whilst I re-load the lost files onto another, more reliable host.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Some presentations relevant to A Level from the Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia.

How to prepare for an A Level Exam

A Word document I 'borrowed' from the generous guys at the A Level Geography Room:

Geography-related Presentation Materials

Free resources from the Hong Kong Geographical Association - some useful stuff for A Level teaching despite the Hong Kong bias:
Roll over "Resource Center" for the materials

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Level Ning

Alan Parkinson has set up a useful ning to discuss the new EdExcel A level course:
Alan says the ning is open to all to join.

A Ning is a new social networking platform - it allows you to set up an area which can be open to anyone, or closed off. Posts can have documents attached, which makes it another way to share resources for downloading for free, and photos, blogs and movies can also be added.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mr White does Geography

A site devoted to Geography resources for GCSE and A level students


The impacts of the 2004 Asian Tsunami on Phuket

If you're looking for a case study...
Download Powerpoint

Teaching idea from Alan Parkinson

There'll be LESS OF THIS and MORE OF THIS...

Create a powerpoint with a series of images representing changes which we are likely to see as the climate changes...

See who can produce the best set of images which show the changes that we can expect

Try to think of some intriguing changes...

For example a view of people sat inside eating round a table and others sitting around a barbeque in the garden, or at a pavement cafe.

Crop Changes

Species change

Lifestyle change

Water shortages

Temperature related change: disease / health / clothing etc...

Try to alternate the LESS and MORE slides, and have perhaps some sort of connections between them....

Here is a basic template and a starter powerpoint, with the animations which fade the words in and out on the slide... You will need to add other slides, and of course an image on each one which will be behind the text. May need to move the text, or may want to add a semi-transparent box behind the text, or change the colour of the text. Each slide is set for 10 seconds which allows time for the text to fade in and out, and the transition is for a fade through black, which I like, but which you can change....

Could also attach music to the first slide and set to play through the duration of the presentation...

Download template from here:


Monday, May 21, 2007

Think Geography

A useful AS/A2 section on this blog set up by Slemish College, a Secondary School located in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.




Worth a few visits - the blog for and by the A2 Geography students at Boston Spa School, Yorkshire, studying Edexcel B Geography.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Alternative clocks

Try this in your A Level lessons. Might wake them up!

Alternative clocks - set time limits for activities in fun ways:

Finish before the ice cube melts;

Finish before the slice of apple is not eatable;

Finish before the cymbal fades;

Finish before the music stops;

Finish before the match burns down (careful)

Finish before the snail makes it to the food


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Royal geographical Socirty's A Level revision conference

Took place in October 2005. Lots of useful PowerPoints and PDFs to download:

ELR/DALR/SALR made simple

Here's a PowerPoint for the taking: